Pink and Green on those less seen…

PLEASE NOTE:
Speaking of pink and green… Isabelle’s dress that she modeled this week is ending tonight on Ebay. You can see it by clicking on the picture at the right side bar or you can click on this link…

~ Pretty as a Picture ~

We’ve been having some really warm weather here in Southern Illinois… so much so, our trees are budding out and some are in full bloom. The flowering magnolia’s are absolutely gorgeous. They are covered with giant pink blossoms and are very eye catching. When they are in a yard with an evergreen tree it’s such a pretty sight seeing them together.
It made me think of one of my favorite color combinations… pink and green! I thought it had been a while since I showcased some of my archived girls and their dresses and I don’t think I’ve ever shown this color combination before…If I have, sorry… I only picked pictures of my girls who were 11″ and smaller.

If it’s drab where you live, or it’s raining or maybe even snowing, I hope these pictures give you the promise that Spring is just around the corner…

Here is tiny 7 1/2″ Riley, by Helen Kish, in a dainty dress with some pretty embroidery work done in silk ribbon.

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Here’s Riley in another pink and green ensemble… I found this sweet embroidered hankie at an antique shop and loved making this dress.

Here is Riley in a hot pink pinwale corduroy with a touch of green to the set…

This is Nurse Riley in a pretty mint green dress and a pink sweater I made from a knit fabric. The front is embroidered with silk ribbons.

Next I’ll show you a couple of pink and green sets for Bitty Bethany… if I remember correctly, she was 11″ tall. I don’t have Riley or Bitty Bethany any more.
This is one of my all time favorite color combinations and I LOVE the second picture of her!!

Here is Bitty Bethany is a Springy green and pink dress… (My Bitty Bethany doll couldn’t straighten her head and look straight out. It was one of my pet peeves about her.)

…and one more…

This next pink and green set was one I had fun making. It was for my Kaye Wiggs 11″ Millie doll. I used a camouflage pinwale corduroy and accented it with pink trim…and then gave her a little pink bear…

All of the dolls above are no longer with me… but I still have one little sweetie who still lives in my sewing room and she wanted to show you her pink and green dresses. I think Patsy Tonner looks exceptional in both of these sets!

…and last up… Patsy in a sweet pink and green dress, just like the fabric used for Riley in the first picture.

Well, I hope these dresses brightened your day just a little bit. It’s supposed to get up to 72 today, so I don’t need any dresses to help me!!!!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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The same Christmas fabric FIVE different ways…

Thank you again, for all of you who took time to send Congratulation wishes to my daughter, Rebecca, who finished her last final exam today from College. Tomorrow is actually the ceremony, but she chose to pass on that… too expensive and she’s not really into crowds so much. I made her little jar and put a cardstock paper cap on it and then made a tassel out of yarn. It was jam packed with my money and YOUR comments. I copied them onto paper and rolled them up just like I did the money.

When I gave it to her, she saw the money and understood them, but wondered about the white papers inside rolled up like little diplomas. When I told her what you all had done, she got all teary eyed and sat there and opened every single one and read them. I know you touched her heart and I am so thankful to you for helping me with this gift. We are going out to dinner with her tomorrow and hope to bless her a little more…Thank you again!

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I’ve been racking my brain, trying to think if I have any more than four dresses, but I don’t think so… OH…excuse me; I have been looking at my archived pictures and wanted to do a post showing the same fabric, but in totally different dresses on totally different dolls. I found four dolls in this pretty Christmas fabric and I’m hoping I haven’t done a post showing these before… forgive me if I have.

UPDATE: Paula reminded me that Lily had modeled a dress made from this fabric in a “Little Women” style dress… I added her to the bottom of the pictures… Please take a peek.

I can’t even tell you where or when I got this fabric but it has been in my stash for a really long time. It is a classic Christmas print and I have loved using it. Apparently I should have bought more because I’m almost out of it and soon there will be no more dresses to be made from it. Boohoo…

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The first dress I made from this pretty fabric was for Addy, back in 2007. I still remember the name of this dress… “Glimmer of Glamour.” This was on my first Addy and I thought she looked very pretty in it.

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In 2008 I made a dress for Wren using it. I looked it up and found the title for it was “Christmas Gold.” I loved our photo shoot when these pictures were taken.

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When I got my Nyssa doll, I had to make a dress for her using it. I even changed her eyes to a sort of olive green to match the fabric and put on her long Christine wig. This dress was made in 2010 and I called it “Christmas Gold” too.

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Ellowyne has worn it last…in 2014, I made this dress for her using a pattern by Magalie… and it looked very pretty on Ellowyne. I used her burgundy wig to bring out the colors in the fabric. This sweet dress was called “Sentimental Christmas.”

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I forgot about Lily in HER dress made from this pretty fabric. Hers was one of three made for a lady who wanted some “Little Women” dresses! They were made back in December 2013.

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As I was looking though the archives, I ran across a picture I snapped when I was visiting my sister last year… It makes me laugh… almost as much as I laughed when I watched Taylor dance! (but not quite!)

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I hope you have a wonderful Saturday…stay warm and safe…it’s supposed to be super cold and icy!

See you Monday morning,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Dolls with Easter Baskets…

I’ve made more Easter dresses for my dolls than I could ever imagine over the last 10 years. I’ve been selling my clothing on Ebay and Etsy, and when February rolls around and the Valentine dresses are all finished, I turn my attention to Easter dresses. You can NEVER make too many Easter dresses! As I was looking at them in my archives, I noted that only a very few actually had Easter Baskets… many had bunnies or lambs, but not so many with baskets and eggs in them.
SO… I decided today I would feature those girls who “actually” had an Easter Basket as part of her set… I hope you’ll enjoy these pictures…

We’ll let Lian be up first… I know you’ve all seen her in this set before… but did you notice her Easter basket before???

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Samantha’s dress was so pretty but her pictures are so crummy… She has a little chickie in her Easter basket…

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Riley has the tiniest Easter Basket of them all…

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This is another Riley I had in her blue Easter dress. I look at my pictures now, and almost wish I had a Riley still, as I so badly want to “tweak” her dresses… too long and too big in the sleeve cuffs! Oh for a redo on the majority of them. I remember when I made them, thinking how “beautiful” they were… Now, I’m thinking, not so much!

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Here’s Patsy and Elin sharing their poses with the Easter Basket for this dress set…

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…and last up is Isabelle, my little charmer, in her pale pink Easter dress with her dainty Easter Basket…

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter tomorrow!
See you then,
Blessings, Jeanne

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It’s not a DRESS…it’s a ROMPER for Patsy this time…

I wonder how many of you caught it each time I mentioned Patsy’s “outfit” instead of saying “dress” this time? I thought about doing a dress but Linda mentioned something about play clothes and Joy mentioned a romper so I thought, “yes, with the tricycle a little romper would be fun.” So I decided to go for it…

Well… you know how that goes… You think you have it all planned out in your mind… but the romper legs were too long, so I cut them off. Then I added a band…it was too long, so I decided to run elastic through it…

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…and it looked too droopy…so I cut the band off, shortening it a bit and decided to add a ruffle… I didn’t like that because the ruffle made it long again. But I cut the ruffle off before I could show you so I had to just lay it back on the romper and you’ll have to pretend like it’s attached.

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Now I’m in the process of just adding a band to the bottom of the legs and hope this works, or I’m going to have a “sun suit” for Patsy instead of a romper.

I worked hard at the Food Pantry today for 5 hours and I promised myself I would get to bed by midnight and it’s now 12:26, and I’m going soon, but I thought I’d show you just a few other rompers I’ve made for some of my girls. These come from the “archives” and some go back quite a few years…

Here’s my Bitty Bethany in a hot pink corduroy romper…

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This is Katie Effanbee in her bright pink romper …with a detachable skirt…(how nifty is that, huh?)

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…and one more of Bitty Bethany in one of my all time favorite fabrics… *sigh*

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Oh…don’t forget…my 1900’s dress, “Coral Charm” ends this evening on Ebay. You can see it HERE.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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